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Poffertjes (Dutch Pancakes)



50 portion(s)

Traditional Dutch Pancake batter

  • 50 g Butter
  • 250 g Milk
  • 250 g water
  • 15 g dried yeast
  • 125 g buckwheat
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch salt

Recipe's preparation

    Preparing the batter
  1. Ensure your TM bowl is clean & dry then add the buckwheat and mill 1 min / sp 9.  Set aside & wipe out TM bowl.

    Add butter to TM bowl & melt 1 min / 50 degrees / sp 3.

    Add milk, water & yeast then heat 1 min / 37 degrees / sp 2.

    Add plain flour, reserved buckwheat flour, egg & salt and combine 10 sec / sp 5.

    Pour warm batter into 2L thermoserver, lid on & allow to sit for 30mins to double in size.  (You could pre-warm the server with a small amount of hot water if it's a cold day). 


  2. Cooking the Poffertjes
  3. Lightly grease your Dutch Pancake pan (electric or stove-top) with some olive oil or melted butter. 

    Spoon enough batter to fill the holes to the top - they will rise further as they cook. 

    Allow bubbles to form & break before turning them over to cook the other side (as you would with pikelets).

  4. To serve
  5. Serve warm dusted with icing sugar & drizzled with maple syrup.

    Or with sliced fruit (eg. banana or strawberries)

    Or with lemon juice & icing sugar.


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If you don't have buckwheat, you can use extra plain flour but it wont have the characteristic flavour of the traditional dutch pancake. 

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  • great recipe, i didn't have

    Submitted by mareebrowning on 13. February 2015 - 08:11.

    great recipe, i didn't have buckwheat, used plain flour instead. used water qty of 150ml. drizzled maple syrup on top! thanks for sharing!

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  • Great recipe if you like

    Submitted by Bex007 on 10. January 2015 - 15:48.

    Great recipe if you like buckwheat but unfortunatley my kids dont like the stuff.  I will try again with plain flour

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  • great recipie, i just used

    Submitted by Alisong0239 on 28. September 2014 - 07:18.

    great recipie, i just used 150ml water made them puffier than the first time. 

    Thanks for posting 


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  • Fantastic recipe, just like I

    Submitted by Brookai on 14. May 2014 - 15:22.

    Fantastic recipe, just like I remember them at Mindil Markets in Darwin. The thermoserver works wonderfully to prove the mixture too  Cooking 10

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